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  • John Downey Dies; Judge Spent Years As Chinese Prisoner

    John Downey Dies; Judge Spent Years As Chinese Prisoner
    A renowned Connecticut judge and former CIA agent who had the distinction of being the longest held prisoner of war in American history died Monday at the age of 84. Those who knew him said he was a remarkable man, who was accomplished, caring,...
  • Hogan needs to reverse O'Malley's onerous farm rules

    Hogan needs to reverse O'Malley's onerous farm rules
    In what will be seen as one of soon-to-be ex-Gov. Martin O'Malley's parting shots to the incoming Hogan administration, Mr. O'Malley is pushing through new regulations controlling how farmers fertilize their land ("O'Malley rushes to propose new pollution...
  • A minimum wage hike will cost jobs

    A minimum wage hike will cost jobs
    Illinois voters elected a successful businessman who has promised to do everything he can to improve the climate for economic prosperity and job growth. They also approved a nonbinding measure to increase the statewide minimum wage to $10 from the current...
  • Rauner solicits resumes for state work

    Rauner solicits resumes for state work
    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has hung out a "help wanted" sign with a website to solicit resumes from people who want a job in state government once he takes office. The site has a list of 20 categories of "interest" on the job application page, among them...
  • Gov. Brown holds a private reception with campaign donors

    Gov. Brown holds a private reception with campaign donors
    At a restaurant not far from the Capitol on Monday night, Gov. Jerry Brown held a private reception with campaign donors who spend heavily on lobbying to influence him and the Legislature. A key organizer of the event was Capitol Advocacy, a lobbying...
  • New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead

    New Florida lawmakers caution about belt-tightening ahead
    TALLAHASSEE – New Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner on Tuesday called the conservation-spending amendment passed this month by voters “the new reality.” But that reality might require cutting spending on programs like...
  • Hogan traveling to Florida to meet with GOP governors

    Hogan traveling to Florida to meet with GOP governors
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is traveling to Florida Tuesday for the annual conference of the Republican Governors Association. Hogan is expected to speak at several events during the four-day gathering of the GOP governors, who are coming off a highly...
  • Testing review underway in Florida

    Testing review underway in Florida
    During his recent campaign for re-election, Gov. Rick Scott called for a "thorough investigation" of standardized testing in Florida's public schools. "That work has begun," Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said this morning at the State Board of...
  • Leading Md. to thrive, not just survive

    Leading Md. to thrive, not just survive
    As the president of an association representing Maryland's long-term care provider community, I have been fortunate to work with many state leaders. I appreciate that Gov. O'Malley brought to Maryland a data-driven focus and political calculus that...
  • The chill in the air at House Appropriations retreat isn't just polar vortex

    Is it the 25 degree temperatures in Abingdon that's putting a chill in the air as the House Appropriations Committee gathers in the far end of Southwest Virginia for its annual retreat? "Let's not start singing 'Happy Days Are Here Again,'" committee...
  • The Republican revolution hits Dundalk

    The Republican revolution hits Dundalk
    The recent election was historic for Maryland. The citizens of Maryland voted in a Republican for governor and three new Republican county executives, District 6 is completely Republican now and there were many other Republican winners. There are now 14...